Sodashi Jaya (Emily Christianson) has been a Kashi Atlanta resident since 2012.
She feels deeply honored and grateful to be a part of such a close-knit and supportive community.
In 2004, her then-boyfriend now-husband, Ganesh Giri, introduced her to Kashi and to Swami Jaya Devi. In 2005, she met Ma Jaya for the first time at an intensive in New York City and instantly fell head over heels in love.
Sodashi completed the Classical Yoga Teacher Training program through Kashi Atlanta in 2009. From 2005 until 2013, she co-directed the Kashi Atlanta KidsArt program, stepping down right before the birth of her son, Rudra Dev. In 2016, Sodashi became a mother for the second time with the birth of her daughter, Gayatri.
Sodashi is a part-time Pilates and Gyrotonic® instructor. In addition to her weekly Pilates mat class at Kashi Atlanta, she is thrilled to offer individualized private Pilates sessions for students wanting more personalized instruction. She is also a modern dancer and choreographer who is an active part of the Atlanta dance community.